Part Time (0.4FTE) Temporary for two terms
Possibility to become permanent for the right candidate
From January 2020
Thomas Estley is a successful 11-16 Community College serving the villages of
Broughton Astley, Cosby as well as Whetstone and surrounding villages. We are the secondary school in Success Academy Trust, working with three local primaries and a preschool within the Trust, ‘Building Leadership and Character Together.’ We host part of Birkett House Special School within the college and are passionate about inclusion and meeting the needs of every one of our students.
Mathematics at the College
Mathematics is a key subject within the Thomas Estley curriculum, and one of our core subjects at KS3
and KS4. Our results in Maths have been outstanding over a period of many years and among the very best KS3 results in the county.
Our Mathematics department comprises 6 teachers, as well as a dedicated Numeracy Support Assistant. The Mathematics curriculum incorporates mainly classroom-based lessons as well as access to interactive Maths IT based resources and a set of tightly focussed intervention lessons / extracurricular support where appropriate. Students study Maths for five lessons a week (four lessons a week in Year Nine) from Year Seven to Year Eleven, as well as through our Money Matters Module in Year Nine. Additional provision includes studying for the AQA Level 2 qualification in Further Maths for our more able KS4 pupils, a residential Maths / Science trip to Geneva and a range of enhanced opportunities from the UK Maths Challenge through a Bletchley Park coding visit to Maths leadership opportunities in feeder primary schools.
Science at the College
Science is a key subject within the Thomas Estley curriculum, and one of our core subjects at KS3 and
KS4. Our results in Science are among the best KS3 results in the county. As our age range changed in August 2016 from 11-14 to 11-16, we are strongly committed to continuing excellence into our GCSE provision and have already worked hard to ensure that aim. Our Science department comprises of nine teachers and two technicians, within a suite of Science labs, prep room, office and theory classroom. The Science curriculum incorporates practical and theory-based lessons as well as access to department and college IT facilities and a set of tightly focussed intervention lessons/ extracurricular support where appropriate. Students study Science for four lessons a week in Year Seven – Nine and six lessons a week in Key Stage Four, as well as three extra lessons a week for those choosing Triple Sciences in Key Stage Four (currently three teaching groups). Additional provision includes a Maths/Science residential in Geneva, university and masterclass visits and a range of enhanced opportunities from Science club to targeted interventions.
- To implement and deliver an appropriately broad,
balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for pupils and to support Mathematics as appropriate.
- To monitor and support the overall progress and
development of pupils as a teacher / form tutor
- To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which
provides pupils with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential
- To contribute to raising standards of pupil attainment
- To share and support the school's responsibility to provide
and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth
Please see website pack attached for further information.
The college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check